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How To Remove / reset / Bypass the BIOS Password

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Hello Dear Friends :-)
 i have a problem with ACER Aspire 7110
i need to Re-install the windows , laptop restarts on windows loading
Boot Device set to HDD
i can't Enter the BIOS because it have Password
on BIOS page i can see "Phoenix trustedCore(tm) Setup Utility"

1-Removing the BIOS Battery didn't help , i removed it for more than 1 Day
2- can't use USB/CD/DVD because First Boot is the HDD
3-can't use the BIOS Password Cracker /Hacker /Remover /Finder tools because system restarts middle of Loading
4-Global Phoenix Passwords didn't worked ( PHOENIX-phoenix-CMOS-cmos-BIOS-bios)



so how i can bypass the BIOS PW to change the Boot priority ?!
Thanks
Regards
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by:fluk3d
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If you own/have permission to remove the password there is one utility if you can get into windows that will remove the password.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd


command string:
ioperm.exe -i and then Cmospwd_win.exe /k
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by:Outsourced
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na , if i could reach the Windows , so there wasn't any problem ,



even ShortCutting the CMOS's Battery's Terminal didn't work :-(   !!!
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On systems that use a security chip there is virtually no way to reset a forgotten password ==> the security chip makes these VERY secure systems;  but you do NOT want to forget your password.    The solution is a replacement of the motherboard -- a several hundred dollar "repair".

HOWEVER, since you don't actually need to get to the BIOS -- you just need to install Windows -- you can bypass the issue.    Remove your hard drive;  attach it to another system [using a USB bridge device like this:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002&cm_re=vantec_usb_ide-_-12-232-002-_-Product ];  and reformat the hard drive.     Now replace it in the Acer ... and when it tries to boot and doesn't find a bootable partition it will go to the next device in the boot order -- which should be your Windows CD.
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by:Outsourced
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i was lucky and laptop searched for othyer Boot devices too , normally i Turn-Off to search for other boot devices
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by:Outsourced
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if you are lucky and PC search for other boot device when it can't find HDD , it working
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